Alfredo Di Stefano Biography
Alfredo Stéfano Di Stéfano Laulhé A legend and was a great Argentina footballer and Coach. He is also, a Spanish professional footballer born on 4 July 1926 in Buenos Aires, Argentina and Died on 7 July 2014.
Alfredo Was awarded the Ballon d’Or in 1957, 1959 which made him to be the first Argentine to win Balloon d’Or.
Di Stéfano survived by wife(Sara Freites (m.1950 – 14 May 2005 her Death) and Six children.
Alfredo Di Stéfano Profile Summary
Full Name: Alfredo Stéfano Di Stéfano Laulhé
Nickname: Saeta rubia (Blond Arrow)
Date of birth: 4 July 1926
Place of birth: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Aged: 88 years
Date of Death: 7 July 2014
Place of Death: Madrid, Spain
Cause Of Death: Heart attack
Nationality: Argentine, Spanish
Team Role: Forward, Attacking midfielder
Family: Sara Freites (wife m.1950 – 14 May 2005 her Death), Children. Ignacio Di Stéfano, Nanette Norma Di Stéfano, Sofia Di Stéfano, Silvana Di Stéfano
Height: 5’ 10” (1.78m)
Net Worth: N/A
Alfredo Di Stéfano is one of the greatest footballer of all time he was a Spanish professional footballer and a coach. He grew up in Barracas, a neighborhood of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
His father was a defender for River Plate football club but retired early due to knee injury in 1912.
Di Stéfano family moved to the country sides where he started working for his father and playing soccer with his brother for for Club Social y Deportivo Unión Progresista until the year 1943 when the family returned to Buenos Aires.
Stefano was invited to River plate for a test trial to join the youth team he made it to the second eleven team he was later Loaned in 1946 to Club Atlético Huracán he made 27 appearances in the league and scored 10 goals he was nicknamed Saeta Rubia in English blond arrow by a journalist Roberto Neuberger.
Di Stefano signed with the Colombian club. Millonarios, they could not afford to pay the transfer fees however, the club offered him a salary clearly higher than what River Plate pays Alfredo. In the year 1958 the Columbia league became a professional league. However, in 1951 the División Mayor del Fútbol Professional Colombiano agreed to the Pacto de Lima with FIFA, that all foreign players would return to their countries after October 1954.
Alfredo is considered one of the best footballers in the history of the Colombian League and highest goal scorer of 26 At 7 goals in 297 football game. At age 27 Stéfano made his debut arriving Madrid on September 1953 scoring his first goal against Racing de Santander, Real Madrid acquired more players form Argentina league recommend by Alfredo Stéfano Di who became a Spanish citizen in 1956 October.
He played with Real Madrid for 11 years and won 1 Spanish Cup, 2 Latin Cups, 5 consecutive Champions Cups, 8 Spanish championships,Scored 418 goals in 510 games.Di Stefano is one of the best scorer in history of Real Madrid.
Alfredo Di Stéfano Personal Life
Alfredo married the love of his life Sara Freites in 1950 and they had Six children years later Sara Alfredo Stéfano wife passed away in 2005. Stéfano was all alone with his children untill 2013 he decided to marry Gina González, his Costa Rican secretary who was 50 years younger than him but his children refuse they Gain custody of him and his assets in order to prevent his planned wedding.
Alfredo Di Stéfano Honours
In 1947 Alfredo Di Stéfano won the Primera División and the Copa Aldao with River Plate.
In 1947 Di Stéfano won the South American Championship with Argentina.
He Scored in most European Cup finals
Di Stéfano Scored in most consecutive European Cup finals
Most goals scored in European Cup finals
Only player to receive award of the Super Ballon d’Or
Alfredo Di Stéfano Club Managed
1990: Supercopa de España
1970-1971: La Liga
1979-1980: European Cup Winners’ Cup
1986-1997: Segunda División
1981: Torneo Nacional
1969: Primera División
Alfredo Di Stéfano Death
Alfredo died on 6 July 2014 aged 88 years he had an heart attack and was pronounce dead at the Gregorio Marañón hospital Madrid Spain.
Two days after his death the casket was publicly displayed at the Bernabéu Stadium some of the players where in attendance. River Plate and Millonarios organized a friendly match paying homage for their former player. on 16 July 2014, at Millonarios’ Estadio El Campín the match was played.
In September 2017, a street close to Real Madrid’s training complex was named after Alfredo Stéfano for the 64th anniversary of his debut.
Alfredo Di Stéfano International Career
He played for Argentina and Spain scoring 29 goals total 6 for Argentina and 23 for Spain.
Alfredo was banned from playing for Argentina national. He joined the Spanish team and was loved in spain. Stéfano made Spain qualify for world cup but he didn’t participate because of his injury.
Alfredo Di Stéfano Retirement
Di Stéfano retired in 1962 immediately after the world cup was won by Brazil although he never played or featured in the world cup. His managerial career kicked off in Argentine clubs River Plate and Boca Juniors.
Alfredo Di won the European Cup with Valencia a Spanish club in 1980. He became the president of Real Madrid in 2000.
Alfredo Stéfano Height
Alfredo’s Height is 5’ 10” (1.78m)/178cm
Alfredo Di Stéfano FIFA
FIFA to include Di Stefano in the ultimate team database.
Who is Real Madrid legend?
The amazing Madrid star and legend will remain forever Alfredo Di Stéfano made a big impact on the history of football.